Saarburg Waterfall

Saarburg Waterfall


Thundering masses of water in the middle of the city

Saarburg’s old town is often called “Little Venice”. The reason for this is the Saarburg waterfall, which plunges 20 metres between narrow rows of houses on the Buttermarkt. In addition, the small stream bridges over the Leukbach and the houses built on oak piles are reminiscent of the Italian lagoon city. The spectacular natural spectacle can be observed from several viewing platforms and is not the town’s main attraction for nothing. The imposing waterfall, whose roar can be heard from afar, was created in the 11th or 12th century. At that time, the Leukbach was diverted to have enough water for fire-fighting and to drive the mill wheels of the town’s mills.


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